Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida subscribe to the Helmut Lang school of thought, where ‘fashion is about attitude, not hemlines’. While their aesthetic evokes raw effortless¬ness, the pair’s technical sensibilities are revealed in the construction of each piece. Cutting their teeth at Vivienne Westwood and Preen respectively, Marques and Almeida took the natural course of combin¬ing talents while on the MA at Central SaintMartins – hitting the mark between impulse and consideration.
They launched MARQUES ‘ ALMEIDA in April 2011 and showed for their first 2 seasons under Lulu Kennedy’s platform – Fashion East. They have just been awarded NEWGEN sponsorship from the British Fashion Council/Topshop and we’ll be showing Spring Summer 2013 on schedule at London Fashion Week. Having had their work published in magazines like VOGUE UK, ELLE UK, VOGUE PARIS, TANK, i-D …MARQUES ‘ ALMEIDA was refered by ELLE UK as the “new go to label for distressed denim” . The brand’s stockists are now spread across New York, LA, Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. (Source: http://www.marquesalmeida.com)